Thursday, December 15, 2011

blanket fort!

If you've ever read XKCD, you'll notice that the comic sometimes delves into adults acting like kids, just for the fun of it:

I read this strip a few years ago on my husband's birthday, January 10th. He was napping, and when he awoke I was building a blanket fort in our living room. His FAR superior engineering skills (and his grand ambition!) took over, and we created a fort that took up most of our living room and stayed up for about a month.

At the time, we were engaged and living in Nova Scotia, but John had to return to Kansas due to immigration and money issues. He was leaving at the beginning of February for at least 6 months, so we spent our last bittersweet month together in that fort, playing Tetris and watching Naruto and sleeping.

John is a Permanent Resident now, thank goodness, so we never have to be separated like that again. Now, despite how sad we were at the time, remembering the blanket fort that took over our living room is a fond memory that we've been meaning to recreate. Last week, John had the brilliant idea to turn my birthday party into a giant blanket fort party. We're collecting sheets galore to make an incredible giant project that will probably stay up for months.

If you want to try this out for yourself, this article, written by a father with extensive fort experience, has some pretty great tips. If you'd prefer to fill up a portion of your house with a ball pit, check this piece out. :)

Pictures of the completed fort and birthday party to come next week!


  1. I have no idea how I missed that you're Canadian!

    Officially adding the "(Canadian!)" to your listing in my blogroll! Whoot.

    Also, I love the idea of a grown up fort. I found a Valentine's Day fort picture online a while back that you'd probably adore!

  2. No worries, Becca! I tend to assume all my fellow bloggers are from the US, because they often are. ;) I love seeing my fellow Canucks out on the interwebs.

    How "grown up" it is remains to be seen - it's still a work in progress. The fella and I did a Salvation army run tonight for more sheets and they are, shall we say, on the wacky side. ;)

    I LOVE that project! Thanks for sharing.